The Jamaican Spice Bun is eaten year-round however it is a must with cheese have during the Easter season. The Tastee Jamaican cheese is the most popular brand eaten with Easter Spice Buns by Jamaicans. This combination is a tradition in the Jamaican culture and is delicious. Here is a simple Jamaican Easter Spice Bun recipe by our regular contributor Andrea Shaw Nevins.
- One 12 oz bottle Stout or beer..of late I’ve been using Rounders Ale.
- 1.5 cups brown sugar
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1.5 cup dried fruit…I use a combo of raisins, golden raisins, and cranberries. I don’t like mixed peel but you can add that too.
- Nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, rose water to taste (try ½ teaspoon of each for starters.)
- Add Browning if you like your
- Melt all the above together on a low stove for 5 to 10 mins
- Take off stove and transfer to bowl.
- Then add 3 cups sieved flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
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- Mix all the above together. Mix really well to avoid lumps, then add one beaten egg
- Bake at 350 for around 45 to 55 mins.
- Poke middle of bun with ice pick (we still use those?) or very slender knife to check if it is done.
- Glaze with honey if you like.